From the MLA Black Box website:
“The MLA Black Box Culinary Challenge is a team chef competition sponsored by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) as part of its marketing program to the global foodservice sector. The aim of the challenge is to showcase Australian beef, sheepmeat and goat meat to chefs around the world.”
Last night’s dinner was the culmination of 4 years of National Country finals where 16 teams from round the World participated to be crowned the best team in the World.
We were seated at the Egypt table so apart from obviously supporting Henry Jones Art Hotel team from Hobart Tasmania (a great Hotel where Jo and I stayed for our wedding and part of our honeymoon) we gave our support to Egypt.
The event indeed served to showcase quality Tasmanian produce as well as red meat which was the aim of the challenge.
Team Thailand took out the overall challenge though Henry Jones came third and won a prize for the best appetiser.
The event was great fun and the Tasmanian wine was highly enjoyed also!! The food was fantastic and again I sincerely thank Jeremy and Rebecca for the invites.
The event was part of Savour Tasmania celebrations and there is a Feast of Chefs dinner coming up this Saturday and also the fabulous Red Wine Weekend in Hobart this weekend. We will be at the Red Wine Weekend so look forward to tasting more great Tasmanian wines.
If you would like to see some photos of the MLA Black Box challenge then check out this blog post.